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The Green Fiscal Policy Network organizes regional workshops and other events on topics related to the role of fiscal policies in the transition to an inclusive green economy. Information on upcoming, recent and past events organised by the Network, our partners and other organisations can be found below.

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October 2019

Green Talks LIVE: Taxing Energy Use

October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CEST

Global energy consumption rose strongly in 2018 along with energy-related CO2 emissions, reaching a new all-time high. This is disconcerting, as meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement will require deep cuts in emissions. Taxing polluting sources of energy is an effective way to curb emissions that harm the planet and human health. Where do countries stand in deploying energy and carbon taxes to reach environmental and climate goals? How can governments step up efforts? Join Jonas Teusch from the…

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Global Academy on the Green Economy

October 14 @ 8:00 am - October 18 @ 5:00 pm CEST
Pavilion Piemonte, Pavilion Piemonte, Turin Centre, Italy
Turin, Italy
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The Global Academy on the Green Economy will take place from the 14 to the 18 of October 2019, in Turin, Italy. This learning event is organized in conjunction with the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), it is designed to build capacities for the promotion of inclusive green economies that create income and jobs, reduce poverty and inequality, and protect the environment. Learning sessions are designed to equip policy-makers, technical staff and practitioners with the knowledge and skills…

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WTO Public Forum: Session on fossil fuel subsidies reform

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CEST
WTO, Rue de Lausanne 154, Geneva, Switzerland

Moderated by Dr Walker (Ambassador of New Zealand to the WTO), the panel included Rachel Bae (Senior Counsellor at the OECD), Crispin Conroy (Representative Director at the International Chamber of Commerce) and Steven Stone (Chief of the Resources and Markets Branch at UN Environment). Panelists stressed that the process of phasing out fossil fuel subsidies should be among others: tailored to developing countries’ conditions, inclusive of the private-sector, contextualized within concerns for climate change and SDG implementation, and backed by…

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GGKP Webinar – Measuring What Matters: How Much Are Fossil Fuel Subsidies Costing Governments?

October 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CEST

Fossil fuels subsidies impede sustainable development, drain national budgets and divert resources from other priorities such as health and education. In addition, they undermine public health and social welfare, driving air pollution, congestion and climate change. Understanding the size of fossil fuel subsidies is a key step towards enhanced transparency and can ultimately support efforts to reform inefficient fossil fuel subsidies. A new methodology developed jointly by UNEP, OECD, and the IISD’s Global Subsidies Initiative provides an internationally agreed approach to…

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September 2019

GCET20 plenary session: Equity in green fiscal policy

September 27 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm MSK
GrandResort, Amathus
Limassol, Cyprus
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During the 20th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation the Green Fiscal Policy Network will host the final plenary session on Friday 27 September, between 16:15 – 17:45, at the Grand Resort Hotel, in Limassol, Cyprus. This plenary session will explore the equity dimension of green fiscal policies from different perspectives and some of the features required to build a politically and socially acceptable discourse on green fiscal reform. Panellists will discuss several key issues in this debate including: the tension…

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20th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation – Economic Policies for Low-Carbon Development”

September 25 - September 27
GrandResort, Amathus
Limassol, Cyprus
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The Global Conference on Environmental Taxation (GCET) is the leading global forum for exchanges on the principles and practices of environmental taxation and other market-based instruments for greening the economy and promoting the transition to low-carbon and resource-efficient societies. It has been held every year since 2000 as an international meeting of specialists and a forum for the exchange of ideas and research findings on environmental taxation and other market based instruments designed to protect the environment and foster sustainability.…

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World Bank Webinar – State and Trends of Carbon Pricing Around the World

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm CEST

The number of carbon pricing initiatives around the world continues to increase. Furthermore, existing systems have progressively strengthened as jurisdictions assess their policies to better align with their climate objectives. Still, we are far from where we need to be to meet the Paris Agreement objectives. Both the coverage and price levels of carbon pricing initiatives are still insufficient. It is crucial that jurisdictions act now to increase the breadth and depth of carbon pricing. 2019 is also a critical…

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July 2019

Inequality and The 1%: Is a Transformative Fiscal Policy Possible?

July 10 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Chruch Center of the United Nations, Church Center of the United Nations, 777 United Nations Plaza,
New York, NY 10017 United States
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The High-level Political Forum will take place between the 9 and 19 of July, 2019, in New York, USA. It is the United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. It provides for the full and effective participation of all States Members of the United Nations and States members of specialized agencies. On the 10 of July, a parallel event will take place on "Inequality and The 1%:…

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June 2019

Fiscal Challenges in Latin America: Policy Measures for Sustainable & Inclusive Growth

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am CEST
Center for Global Development, 2055 L St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Washington, DC, WA United States

Major fiscal consolidation measures have been undertaken by Latin American countries in recent years, in an effort to reduce their deficits and accumulation of debt. Despite improvements in fiscal position throughout the region, the rate of inequality reduction has slowed, capital spending (in terms of GDP) has fallen to its lowest levels since 2007 and fiscal revenues remain insufficient to finance achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Amid an uncertain macroeconomic context and fiscal consolidation, this slowdown requires a…

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Conference on Carbon Pricing and Aviation Taxes in the Netherlands

June 20 @ 11:00 am - June 21 @ 2:00 pm CEST
Madurodam, George Maduroplein 1, 2584 RZ The Hague
The Hague, Netherlands
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The Netherlands hosted a high-level conference on carbon pricing and aviation taxes. The aim of the conference was to provide an opportunity for further discussions on these important issues. Political representatives and experts from several European countries were present as well as officials and experts from the European Commission. The conference covered three themes: (i) Characteristics of national aviation taxes, which covered different types of flight ticket taxes in the EU, the obstacles and the policy choices that should be…

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